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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jan 1, 2004 5:37pm
Forum: etree Subject: Who gives the "OK" for public performances of classical music?

I intend to go see this San Diego Organ Society put on one of their free once a month shows down at Balboa Park in jan, and plan to tape.

I was wondering ... if i want to add this to the LMA, who's "OK" is needed / most official? I would assume that the performer is the one that needs to say "OK" as most bands here on the LMA do just that. we contact them or mgt and they give their OK. so in this case, the actual player or maybe if the San Diego Organ Society gives OK (similar to manager ok) would that be it?

I ask because often classical performers play music that is not their own. Mozard, Bach, these cats don't have e-mail and can't be asked if it is okay. I'm sure the copyright owners of their songs can be tracked down, but just wondering if that even needs to be considered.

For instance if a band like Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies (an all cover band) says OK for the LMA, the band (performer) OK is all we need. we don't need to track down and get OK from each artist that is covered (the original copywrite owners of the songs) do we?

I know diana is prob. the best on this one, just thought i'd see if others had opinions / thoughts.

I know we touched on this slightly in early / late summer 2003 when all the summer concert series were going around the towns.

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Poster: Tribe Date: Jan 2, 2004 10:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Who gives the 'OK' for public performances of classical music?

Typically, the performance is gonna be "owned" by the Society or Orchestra which is sponsoring. As for the copyright of the music played....Bachs, et al. have been wormfood for a long, long time. Their compositions are in the public domain. On the other hand, if the piece being performed is by a living composer, John Cage, for example, the Society may not have a licens to allow others to tape the performance and post it to places like here.


This post was modified by Tribe on 2004-01-02 18:22:41